Post your Airhead pics

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by a_k_nicholls, Sep 4, 2004.

  1. EnduroRdr

    EnduroRdr Woods Racer & D/S Rider

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2008
    Oddometer:
    1,967
    Location:
    Formerly South MS, LR-Ar, Houston-Tx, now BR-La
    Im a little shocked that the valve cover was not at least yellow in that pic considering the oil splashing in there.
  2. getonyourbikeandride

    getonyourbikeandride Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2015
    Oddometer:
    117
    Location:
    New England
    When ridden 'gracefully', these engines run very cool by air cooled standards
    SmittyBlackstone and EnduroRdr like this.
  3. lucky6600

    lucky6600 Long timer

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2010
    Oddometer:
    1,151
    Location:
    CT USA
    Love/Hate this one year only controllers

    Love - the clean and simple look

    Hate - No engine kill switch - Stop the bike, left hand on clutch, right food on rear brake, right hand reach over LEFT headlight hear to turn the engine off.
    Or, get into neutral first, right hand on the brake, left hand turns the engine off, and engage gear again prior getting off bike ......



    [​IMG]
  4. bpeckm

    bpeckm Grin!

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2008
    Oddometer:
    7,298
    Location:
    Road Island
    I had only ridden maybe 8 miles, temps in the seventies, pretty much all 40-60 mph right up until I stopped, so it was nicely cooled for sure. You can see that the block is far from "heat-soaked". The camera is incredibly sensitive to heat differential: I can put my foot on the floor, with shoe ON, and see the spot where my foot had been, so I suspect that the actual range in the hot spots in that picture are closer than we might think. I should play with it to find actual temps: I do have one of those temp-guns that shows a temp readout, but this is so much more encompassing in seeing just where the hot spots might be. A cool and useful tool, and certainly not Old School!

    :-)
    SmittyBlackstone likes this.
  5. getonyourbikeandride

    getonyourbikeandride Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2015
    Oddometer:
    117
    Location:
    New England
    I never shut off the engine with the kill switch for 'normal' operation. Always use the key switch. The kill switch is only for unexpected situations!!!
    SmittyBlackstone and Uke like this.
  6. ME 109

    ME 109 Long timer

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2009
    Oddometer:
    5,675
    Location:
    Albury Australia
    I use the kill switch to stop the engine when my gloved thumb, index and middle finger are asleep and can't feel a thing.
    jensole and ccmickelson like this.
  7. DK Dan

    DK Dan Airhead adventure rider

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2013
    Oddometer:
    357
    Location:
    Denmark
    On one of my newly found favorite local back roads :-)

    [​IMG]
  8. Interstatement

    Interstatement Adventurer

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2015
    Oddometer:
    97
    Location:
    Hartford, CT
    Simply de-tuning the carbs until it refuses to idle will eliminate the need for a kill switch; problem solved!
    SmittyBlackstone likes this.
  9. ccmickelson

    ccmickelson MonoMania

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2013
    Oddometer:
    884
    Location:
    Fanta Se
    The San Juans west of Ridgway, CO in early May.

    [​IMG]
  10. Big Bamboo

    Big Bamboo Aircooled & Sunbaked

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2010
    Oddometer:
    10,289
    Location:
    Big Island of Hawaii
    After my last knee surgery, and before I could comfortably bend my knee for long periods, I would rest my leg on my valve cover for some relief; no problems!
  11. Big Bamboo

    Big Bamboo Aircooled & Sunbaked

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2010
    Oddometer:
    10,289
    Location:
    Big Island of Hawaii
    Posted elsewhere: [​IMG]
  12. hippie nl

    hippie nl Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2012
    Oddometer:
    156
    Location:
    egg-mountain
    Hi dk dan
    Is that bag on your rearrack waterproof ?
  13. ME 109

    ME 109 Long timer

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2009
    Oddometer:
    5,675
    Location:
    Albury Australia
    The kid on the right's a natural. :D
  14. Big Bamboo

    Big Bamboo Aircooled & Sunbaked

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2010
    Oddometer:
    10,289
    Location:
    Big Island of Hawaii
    Yep, counter steering even! :D (or target fixation...)
  15. ME 109

    ME 109 Long timer

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2009
    Oddometer:
    5,675
    Location:
    Albury Australia
    He's giving a wink to the cameraman saying 'Oi, watch this' as he takes them on the outside.
    The middle kid's determined, he'll get somewhere when he grows up.
    The big kid's thinking, 'God help me if someone from school sees me doing this'
  16. Big Bamboo

    Big Bamboo Aircooled & Sunbaked

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2010
    Oddometer:
    10,289
    Location:
    Big Island of Hawaii
    Jest sayin' :p3rry
    Te Hopo, ccmickelson and ME 109 like this.
  17. IdahoAirhead

    IdahoAirhead Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2016
    Oddometer:
    164
    Location:
    S/E Idaho
    I'm with Bamboo.
    Only the guy on the inside is actually looking toward where he wants to be going. The rest are too busy watching their competition or the spectators and will go wide or steer into trouble . . .
    The poser on the right is definitely hay bale bound.
    SmittyBlackstone and ME 109 like this.
  18. ME 109

    ME 109 Long timer

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2009
    Oddometer:
    5,675
    Location:
    Albury Australia
    That's where the gals are. :wink:
  19. IdahoAirhead

    IdahoAirhead Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2016
    Oddometer:
    164
    Location:
    S/E Idaho
    True. When I was involved in dirt track racing, the mantra was "babes and beers on the outside, boys and bikes on the infield". Of course, that may sound a bit sexist nowadays . . .
    bpeckm likes this.
  20. BravoFox

    BravoFox Twin With a Kick

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2013
    Oddometer:
    617
    Location:
    France
    Running errands on an R100S... with a smile...:-)

    IMG_6569.JPG